While everyone was watching the air show, one mom noticed a man who was paying more attention to her young daughter.

As CBS New York reports, it was May 25, and families had flocked to Jones Beach State Park in Jones Beach, New York for the annual Bethpage Air Show. Parents call the beach a, “family oriented place,” but on this day, it wasn’t as safe as they may have assumed.

While the crowd was watching the skies, one mom noticed that a young man in the audience wasn’t interested in the show. Instead, he was taking photos of her 5-year-old daughter with his cell phone.

The mother alerted the police, who confronted the man, 21-year-old John Meehan. According to News 12, when police searched Meehan, they found photos of two children at the air show, along with more than 100 images of child pornography.

Parents who come to Jones Beach with their children were shocked to learn that a predator was active at one of their favorite family destinations. One mom told CBS:

“You come here to have a fun day and then I have to worry about who’s going to be watching my daughter? No, no, no, this is blowing my mind for real.”

Another parent observed:

“That’s disturbing. You don’t want to have to think thoughts like that when you come to the beach at all. Terrible.”

Police later searched Meehan’s home and confiscated his computers for further investigation. He has been charged with unlawful surveillance and possession of sexual performance of a child.

One dad told CBS that Meehan’s arrest at the beach is a warning to other parents about the need to keep a close eye on your children, even when you’re in a family-friendly place:

“You just gotta be aware and know what’s going on. And watch your kids.”

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